Talking NewMedia reporting:
Spanish parliament is the latest to empower publishers to charge search
engines a fee whenever they aggregate their online news content in
search results. The law goes into effect on January 1.
The new law, Canon AEDE, is similar to efforts in other countries,
namely Germany, where news organizations have lobbied to have laws
passed that would require Google to pay publishers for displaying
content. The problem, of course, is that Google simply says it will not
pay, and will, if forced, eliminate the news content of publishers from
their search result. The effect is the decrease the web traffic going to
publishers, and therefore decreasing the money publishers make online.